Pitcher Gets 30 Days In Jail For Injuring Fan

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A judge has ordered a minor league pitcher to serve 30 days in jail and three years' probation for injuring a fan when he threw a baseball during a melee in Dayton last year.

Twenty-two-year-old Julio Castillo (HOO'-lee-oh cas-TEE'-yoh) had faced up to eight years in prison. Montgomery County Judge Connie Price said Thursday she believes Castillo is remorseful.

She also ordered Castillo to get anger management counseling, write an apology to the fan, stay employed and work toward a high school equivalency diploma.

Castillo was pitching for the visiting Peoria Chiefs when a brawl broke out in the game against the Dayton Dragons.

The native of the Dominican Republic told the judge through an interpreter he was sorry.

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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Aug 7, 2009 at 04:41 PM
    Tony, my thought exactly. He's just not in Florida.
  • by Tony Location: GVegas on Aug 6, 2009 at 10:42 PM
    If I was this guy I think I'd be wondering how I got the same amount of time as Donte Stallworth got for driving drunk and killing a person.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Aug 6, 2009 at 01:20 PM
    Hey, wasn't Julio that guy that lived beside Fred Sanford's junkyard and kept a goat? I guess ole Julio will have plenty of balls to play with while in jail.

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